In this Silver Anniversary Edition, Gerald M. Weinberg updates his landmark 1971 classic with a new Preface, chapter-by-chapter commentary, and straight-from-the-heart observations on topics that affect the professional life of programmers.
Providing a characteristically fresh perspective on his original insights, Weinberg returns to topics that are strikingly relevant to today's issues in programming, and highlights the similarities and differences between now and then. Selected Contents include:
Programming as a Social Activity
The Programming Team
Common Social Problems of Large Projects
Intelligence, or Problem-Solving Ability
Motivation, Training, and Experience
Some Principles for Programming Language Design
Regarded as one of the first books to pioneer a people-oriented approach to computing, The Psychology of Computer Programming endures as a penetrating analysis of the intelligence, skill, teamwork, and problem-solving power of the computer programmer. Dorset House Publishing is proud to make this important text available to new generations of Weinberg fans—and to encourage readers of the first edition to return to its valuable lessons.